It is very important to spend some time with your partner before going to bed. It doesn’t matter how much time you have to spend together, an hour or just a few minutes.
If it’s just the two of you enjoying each other, talking, and showing your love, that’s all you need. We made a list of some simple but very effective tips from psychologists.
Things Happy Couples Do Before Sleeping
8. Switch Your Phones To Silent Mode, And Put Them Away
Social media dependency suppresses the release of oxytocin in your body. This hormone is responsible for emotional intimacy and bonds.
Psychotherapist Carol Carey advises following a simple rule: turn off your phones or put them away at 9 p.m. on the dot.
7. Forget About Work
Try to forget about work and stop checking your company email when you are in bed. It’s so much better to spend that time together and get some rest so you can be productive at work tomorrow.
Pillow talk connects couples emotionally, helps you forget about problems, and makes you feel relaxed.
Avoid talking about work, financial problems, or anything else that may concern your partner.
6. Go To Bed At The Same Time As Your Partner
Many couples do not see each other all day and have a habit of going to bed at different times.
According to psychologist Curt Smith, happy couples brush their teeth together and go to bed at the same time.
This helps them maintain the warmth and intimacy of their relationship.
5. Follow A Routine
Following the same routine at bedtime, each day helps you sleep better. As you follow a familiar routine, your brain receives a signal for bedtime and prepares your body for sleep.
Following the same routine together with your partner will make your relationship more intimate and trustworthy.
4. Have A Heart-to-heart Talk
Pay attention to the feelings of others. You don’t have to give advice or find immediate solutions to problems.
Sometimes we just want to talk and feel the care and support of our loved ones.
Psychologist Ryan Howes suggests taking a few minutes before bed to express positive feelings to your partner.
This will help you end the day in a positive way and feel better. It also has a positive influence on your general mood.
Try to forget everything that happened that day and leave all your problems and worries out of the room.
Tell your partner how much you love him or her. It is very important to be serious and sincere when expressing your feelings.
3. Don’t Argue Or Get Into Heated Conversations
Curt Smith reminds us to try not to get into heated arguments before bed. Fighting in bed never helps solve a problem.
Also, it is harder for both of you to fall asleep and you will feel depressed the next day.
2. Keep Your Bedroom Child-free
According to psychologist Michael Viner-Davis, the only time you can let your children sleep in your bed is when they have a nightmare.
At all other times, your room should be your private space. You need to have that space for the two of you to maintain your privacy.
1. Don’t Share A Bed With Your Pets
As reported by the University of Kansas survey, 63% of people who sleep with their pets do not get enough sleep.
Your pet cannot sleep at night and it often disturbs your sleep. Also, having a pet in your bed violates the “rule of 7” in your bedroom.
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